I would be remiss if I didn't share the fabulous food that I had when I went to Vegas! There are several pictures of 5 different spots and a snack shack I visited while there for New Years. If you plan on visiting Vegas in the future, I recommend these spots! For more Vegas restaurant reviews, please look at my blog posts here, here and here from when I went over the summer.
Let's get right to it!
1.) Max Brenner: Chocolate by Bald Man
This restaurant is for the Chocolate Lover in you! The restaurant is well-known for it's desserts, but have a fabulous menu of savory dishes as well.
When you walk in, you are greeted with barrels of chocolate, chocolate colored walls, a hint of chocolate in the air, chocolate syringes, and a serene chocolatety ambiance.
The dessert menu tells a story about Max Brenner's love of chocolate.
Here's what we had to eat:
This was my dish so I can tell you how good it was! It had delicious slices of steak, fried cheddar cheese, tomatoes, onions, spinach, and a delicious red pepper spread.
The waffle fries have a savory chocolate powder that makes them taste so uniquely delicious!
Spicy Chicken Pizza
They even had a chocolate shop inside of the restaurant!
Overall, we were very pleased with Max Brennar. The service was great as well as the food which always makes for a pleasant experience. I will definitely go back. Maybe next time, I'll get a dessert!
2.) Grand Lux Cafe (Venetian)
If you enjoy the food at The Cheesecake Factory, you will LOOOVVEEE Grand Lux Cafe!!! It is owned by the same company. The menu has a variety (not as lengthy as CF) of delicious food to choose from including a breakfast and late-night menu. We went around brunch time and here is what we ordered:
This was my dish. The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich made with Brioche, bacon, egg, Vermont cheese, tomatoes, and ham, and a side of hashbrown. YUM!
Chicken and waffles! It looked great!
Spicy chicken and shrimp jambalaya!!!! Mercy!
I've eaten here and at the one located at The Palazzo several times and I am never disappointed. The food is always phenomenal!
3.) Rainforest Cafe (MGM Grand)
Unfortunately, the scenery was the best thing about this place. The food was sorely overpriced and lacked flavor!!! Here is what we had....you can probably look at it and see it lacked flavor.
Chicken and Beef Fajitas
Rotisserie Chicken and Mashed Potatoes (FlavorLESS)
Rainbow Trout (this was my dish and it was the tastiest!)
Overall the place was cute but the food was not...LOL!!!
Here's a quick look at what I was wearing that day!
Sunnies: Coach/Jacket: H&M/ Tights: Ross/ Boots: Bakers (old)The walls on the inside have pictures of celebrities. It sort of reminds me of Glady's Knights Chicken and Waffles in Atlanta.
The menu includes some of you southern favorites,like fried chicken, shrimp, and ofcourse catfish!
We ordered the family meal and shared! Let me just tell you how delicious this catfish is....well I'll just say it's some of the best I've ever had. The seasoned fries were good too. I liked them better than the sweet potato fries.
Oh and look who I ran into while at the Catfish Alley......"FLAVOR FLAV".... LOL!
I look forward to the next time I go to Vegas just to eat here again! Two thumbs up from me!
6.) Big Hurt's snack Shack (Next to Flamingo Casino)
Last but not least, I had to share this snack that my brother just had to have from Big Hurt's Snack Shack!
This little shack seems like the perfect place to stop at for a quick, FATTENING pick me up, while trekking up and down the strip!!! The menu consists of your favorite carnival food like chili cheese dogs, nachos, and jumbo pretzels.
Looking at the menu below, can you guess what he just insisted upon getting???
Yep, FRIED OREOS!!!!
As if there aren't enough calories in a plain Snickers Bar, Twinkie, or Oreo, they are dipped in a batter, fried to golden perfection, then drowned in whipped cream and chocolate sauce......(My stomach hurts thinking about it! Guess that's where the stand got its name :)) Nevertheless, my brother TORE IT UP!!! He did say this a indulgence good for every 5 years lol!
WHEEWWW!!! I know that was a lot but I just had to show you guys the wonderful places you can dine at in Vegas (and this doesn't even scratch the surface!) I hope I'm not leaving you all too hungry. To tell you the truth my stomach started growling just looking back at all of the good eats!
Next time I go to Vegas I want to try the following spots:
- Mon Ami Gabe French Restaurant
- The Sugar Factory Restaurant
- Hash House a Go Go
- Hot N Spicy Crawfish